Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Modern slavery is a serious and brutal crime, encompassing activities such as slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour, in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain. Ferraris Piston Service Limited (“FPS“) has zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. We know that we all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Employees are expected to report their concerns, and management has a duty to act upon them.
This statement is made in line with s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and sets out FPS’ commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities. It outlines the steps that we have put in place, with the aim of making sure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains.
Organisational Structure and Supply Chain
1. The Organisation: The business activities of FPS are the distribution and wholesaling of automotive, travel and leisure, maintenance and accessories and retail products. The Company currently operates in a number of locations across the UK.
2. Our Suppliers: FPS does not carry out detailed checks to test suppliers’ compliance with Company standards against trafficking and slavery throughout the entirety of their own supply chain. The Company does, however, require suppliers to certify that they comply with our Supplier Guidelines and Requirements; these Guidelines and Requirements include the need to make sure that their own chains are compliant and the results of that certification are audited. Contracts will be terminated as soon as possible if a supplier breaches the Guidelines.
3. Our Employees: FPS only employs people who are legally entitled to work in the UK. The Company has processes in place to make sure that every employee’s eligibility to work status is validated using the proper documentation and using methods set out in legislation. During induction, FPS also requires all of its employees to read and acknowledge receipt of our employment policies, which make it clear that human trafficking and slavery is an offence and therefore unacceptable. Violation of any of these policies by any employee, could result in disciplinary action and potentially dismissal.
4. Agency workers: The Company uses only reputable employment agencies to source labour; it always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.
5. Communication and training: As well as our employees being made aware of our position on slavery and human trafficking during induction, those employees who deal with suppliers or in a position of management are required to familiarise themselves with the Modern Slavery Act in more detail. In addition, we review this statement and our Supplier Guidelines and requirements regularly and any updates are notified Company wide.
High Risk Activities
There are no activities within FPS that are considered to be at high risk of slavery or human trafficking. Through the Supplier Guidelines and Requirements, the Company aims to make sure that all suppliers report on their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Actions will be taken in the event of a breach of these Guidelines.
a. Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement: This is the responsibility of the Digital Business and Client Services Director. This Statement is reviewed annually and reissued in March of every year, with the most recent version published on the Company web site. This Statement is to be reviewed annually and reissued in March of every year, with the most recent version published on the Company web site.
b. Policies: The Human Resources Team in general are responsible for making sure that all Company policies are fully compliant with UK employment legislation and that all policies are reviewed at least every two years. All policies are available to the Company’s employees via the Company intranet and in hard copy.
c. Risk Assessments: These will be conducted by the Managing Director with support as required from the Human Resources
d. Investigations: It will be the responsibility of the Marketing Director to investigate any concerns raised; the Marketing Director will be supported by the Human Resources department, as required.
e. Training: The Learning and Development Manager will help to maintain an acceptable awareness amongst our employees of modern slavery and human trafficking. This will be communicated via the FPS Employee Handbook, Company intranet and supported by an information fact sheet for managers. To implement this policy,all employees with line management responsibility are given a copy of the policy statement and supporting materials.
In keeping with the Company’s commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings, a number of our existing policies are relevant to making sure that there is no slavery or trafficking in any part of the business. The FPS Employee Handbook makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour that are expected of them when representing the Company; this Handbook is
issued to all employees and held on our intranet. The policies detailed there apply to all Company employees. This Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been approved and authorised by the FPS Executive Management Team and is signed by a statutory Director of the Company.